NCAA Basketball in Fort Wayne

NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships

On March 12, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

March 20 & 21, 2020

March 28 & 30, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets being refunded? How do I get my ticket refund?

All tickets purchased to either of the cancelled NCAA basketball events in Fort Wayne via Ticketmaster.com or the TM Mobile App will be automatically refunded to the purchaser’s TM account, except applicable fees.

Patrons who have purchased tickets at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office should bring the tickets back to the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office for a refund via the original payment method.

Why did the Division III Men’s Basketball Regional and Division I Women’s Basketball Regional Cancel?

On March 12, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, their ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

Are these events returning to Fort Wayne? 

Fort Wayne was selected to host the Division III Men’s Basketball Championship from 2019 to 2022. The Division III Men’s Basketball Championship will be back next year. Please check back here next year for more information.

Local Health Updates

For local health updates, we recommend checking out the Allen County Department of Health's resources here. They will be providing updates as needed.

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